One of my favorite Thanksgiving day dishes is my grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter. Well, my favorite has a new buddy, and it’s these bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites. Packed with fantastic savory flavors, and yes, wrapped in bacon. The bacon not only adds a fantastic smokiness, it keeps the sweet potatoes moist and tender. Sweet potatoes always need a little something and boy, is bacon ever a marriage made in heaven. Bacon makes sweet potatoes amazing, and you want to serve amazing at Thanksgiving.
There is absolutely nothing I would change about this recipe for bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites. You can assemble the potatoes well ahead of time, refrigerate them, and cook them before enjoying your big Thanksgiving meal. They do reheat well, so you can also cook them ahead of time and just reheat for about 10-15 minutes at 350 F before serving.
You can make this dish on a grill, too. I recommend that you use a grill basket. It makes cooking easier and you don’t have to worry about anything falling through the grates. And cleanup is easier too!
Also try my Buffalo potato wedges.
This recipe was inspired by a recipe from Just a Pinch.
Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Bites
Packed with fantastic savory flavors, and yes, wrapped in bacon. The bacon not only adds a fantastic smokiness, it keeps the sweet potatoes moist and tender.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Peel the potatoes.
Cut the potatoes into rounds that are as thick as the bacon is wide.
Place potatoes into a large bowl. Sprinkle with a bit of oil and toss to coat.
Combine the Mrs. Dash, thyme, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Sprinkle half of the spice mix over the potatoes and toss to coat.
Wrap a piece of bacon around each piece of potato.
Roll in the remaining spice mixture then secure the bacon with a toothpick.
Place potatoes on a baking sheet lined with a silpat or aluminum foil and sprayed with non-stick spray.
Bake for 30-45 minutes (depending on how thick the potatoes are) until the potatoes are nice and tender and the bacon is cooked.
Calories: 201kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 539mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 21381IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional values are approximate.
These grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site, in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it). The beauty of cooking sides on the grill at Thanksgiving is that it helps free up the oven, which is so often crammed full of food.
There are basically two parts to these potatoes. First, you grill the potatoes and sweet onions and a bit of oil in foil packets until they are tender. Then, you spoon on a sweet nutty cinnamony topping and let that get all melty happy. Serve them up in the foil packets or put them into a large bowl and serve family style.
I also make a spiral version of these grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter.
Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Pecan Butter
These grilled sweet potatoes with pecan butter are a favorite Thanksgiving dish for us. It’s a bit sweet, a lot easy, and very tasty. You can make it ahead of time and cook it on-site, in the oven or on a grill (which is how I do it).
Preheat grill to medium, about 425 degrees.
Place potato slices and onion rings on a large sheet of aluminum foil. Brush with oil.
Place another sheet of foil over potatoes and seal along edges.
Place on grill for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.
In a small bowl, mix the butter, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir in pecans.
Open packets and top with pecan butter. Serve.
Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 32475IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 2mg
Nutritional values are approximate.